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in baltimore. i'm adam may. today marked the final day of funerals of the victims of the sandy hook elementary school. a young girl was laid to rest with a special connection with maryland. rochelle ritchie has more on the story. >> reporter: her name was josephine jay. he was 7 years old and loved the ravens. her funeral was this afternoon in newton and a vigil was held in her honor. her bright senile and innocence is being remembered here in baltimore and newtown, connecticut. where she was laid to rest this afternoon. >> may we have a moment of silence to remember these victims. >> reporter: she was one of 20 children fatally shot at sandy hook elementary school, a school shooting that rocked the nation. >> they're just babies, they shouldn't be taken away from their mother. >> reporter: josephine turned 7 days just three days before the shooting. she was a native of columbia maryland and moved to newtown four years ago and she loved the baltimore maryland. >> as a father of three, it's extremely upsetting and a week later everything is stil
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to escape fast moving flames. >> back in business two months after super storm sandy reeked havoc across the jersey coastline. stores getting back to life as usual. we will give you a look on this tuesday morning thanks for being with us and good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. we will start with weather. foggy yesterday and that's the case all day and it's a little foggy this morning too but not as bad hopefully as yesterday. what's going on. >> you two you are right yesterday we had widespread deeps fog and we had a dense fog advisory that's not the case this morning. 's. although the -- although the fog is bag in some areas it's dense patchy fog across the area. noid the widespread like -- it's not widespread like yesterday but you need to take it easy put a lot of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. and have the low beams on n terms of wet weather, we are not seeing it. yesterday morning, we got the rain even this morning we had the rain and things are diminishing. we only will scan the skies for today and once again, temperatures are going to b
's shooting at sandy hook. the two 6-year-old jack pento and noah pozner were laid to rest. those who attended noah's funeral say the mother's words were poignant. >> he was good boy and when she told him i love you it's not as much ace love you and constant answer to his mother. >> it was not a dry eye when the mother spoke. tremendous passion and tremendous feeling and i think everyone was touched. >> reporter: family and friends remembered jack pinto. a budding wrestling. many of jack's friends arrive at his funeral wearing newtown wrestling sweet sweat shirts he was a new york giant fan and in fact he was buried in a giants gursy. >> newtown -- jersey. >> newtown is forever changed and we came today as a teammate that's who we are and who newtown is we are here for the pintos. >> reporter: most will return to school this morning. students of sandy hook elementary will not. trucks filled with sandy hook materials headed to a neighboring town to open in a former middle school. >> the materials and back back. packs they walk into a -- backpacks they will walk into a classroom as close as poss
." >> students did go back today, except those from sandy hook elementary. every campus had extra security. >> i do not think you are ever ready. i think that as much as things can get back to normal, we have to. >> though most here to understand that normal mean something very different now. but what can be a normal when you are talking about burying 6 and 7-year-old kids. one of the first of adults in this tragedy will be laid to rest. wbal tv-11 news. >> it can never, ever be normal. gov. martin o'malley is determined to introduce legislation to prevent similar mass shootings here in maryland and he is meeting with his cabinet to discuss the issue. he joins a chorus of state and federal leaders demanding action. lowell melser joins us with more. >> the police and really began yesterday -- the pleas really began yester day in towson. you had county executives asking for a closer look at the state gun laws. >> gun violence is a public health epidemic. >> the baltimore county police chief who also chairs the national law enforcement partnership to prevent gun violence highlights what many are fe
the mass murders at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut, we have been looking at new information on gun sales year in maryland. barry simms as the latest numbers, and there is a noticeable increase? >> we have contacted maryland state police on the purchase of gun applications and it does appear that those numbers are on the rice. the bushmaster rifle that adam lanza used in the newtown, connecticut killings was legally owned by his mother. he shot her four times in the head before going to sandy hook elementary school and killing 20 children and six female educators. calls for increased school safety, and at the same time, gun sales are on the increase. in november, there were more than 7200 gun purchase applications filed peeping >> we are projecting that we're looking at over 8200 barack applications being processed. >> more than 46,000 applications were processed. at the end of 2012, state police project 62,000 applications will be handled. state troopers will not speculate on why. some reasons are apparent -- the holiday season, some lawmakers proposing changes to gun laws.
is a memorial set up for all of the victims. sandy hookelementary is still shut down, students are expected to resume classes tomorrow at a neighboring school. >> we have breaking news right now. the national rifle association has just released its first statement since the deadly shootinging. it reads in part that the nra is prepared to offer menning -- meaningful contributions to help ensure this never happens again. thegroup says it stayed silentover the last few days out of respect for the families the call for tougher gun control may have an unintended consequence. >> dealers say people are buying up assault rifles for fear they could soon be ban. >> if assault rifles and handguns and praktly in firearm is in high demand right now. >> five handguns in the first ninety minutes of business today. the manager of pass dean that pawn and lone says people are coming out of the woodwork. >> i def f nitly feel terrible for the families. i'm achristian man, i don't believe in killing people. to defendyourself is another thing but to open fire on a bunch of f kids,ic that is de
? leaders have reacted to the shooting earlier this month at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead. there are reports that the mother of gunman adam lanza may have been seeking treatment for her son, but details of his mental health history are unknown. >> the task force here has taken a look at california's law. requires licensed psychotherapist to turn over the names of patients who threatened harming someone physically. jayne miller, wbal-tv 11 news. >> anne arundel county police are increasing their patrols at a bar and glen burnie as they investigate the third homicide in that area in three years. there have been three deadly shooting since 2009, the latest happening last night. investigators say they have a possible suspect, described only as an african-american male in -- 30's with that then bield with a thin build. >> i can tell you that the victim was found in the exterior parking lot. >> anyone with information is urged to contact the anne arundel county police department. >> the regular season is over and the afc cha
sandy already. >> sandy carved a path along the eastern seaboard. >> we can't secure the crane until the wind dies down. >> gangnam style. >> honey boo boo. >> the shuttle rolling done the streets of l.a. >> let's take a look at the man at the center of the scandal. >> syria has gone on for 20 -- >> the red line warning talks. >> barack obama will be re-elected president of the united states. >> terror at an elementary school in connecticut. >> 20 children are dead. six adults are also dead. >> so our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children. may god bless the memory of the victims and in the word of scripture, heal the broken hearted and bind up their wounds. >>> here at abc2 we've been looking back, too and put together a less of the stories. go to the featured stories section on our home page. >> when it comes to renovations, bathrooms and kitchens are one of the most expensive. >>> and a state trooper helped deliver a newborn baby, his own. >>> we're taking a look at the smart apps. >> reporter: with 2012 nearing an a
as communities around the nation come together to say good-bye to the victims of the sandy hook school shooting. >>> plus behind bars, a local teen will likely spend his christmas in jail. what police say he did coming up. >>> and: >> with only two weeks to go in the regular season, the ravens try to get back on the winning track. i'm sand sonders, aisle -- saunders, i'll have a preview of today's game with the giants. >>> the clock is ticking. a very chilly morning as people get ready for the final 48 hours of holiday shopping. so will it warm up before christmas? meteorologist tim williams tells us in his first warning weather forecast. >>> and: >>reporter: and to get into the holiday spirit, why not check out the train garden here at the weiss avenue volunteer fire department. it is the coolest train garden by far, and it is extremely detailed. we will give you details on it and you can see it close up. that is in just a few as eyewitness news is seconds away. >>> good morning. welcome to eyewitness news this sunday, i'm gigi barnett. >
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. it's just one step following a shooting at sandy hook elementary where 20 students and 6 adults were shot and killed. >> children already asked this morning where why there was a police officer and i said they're just out here to say hi to everybody. >> the police chief is also the chairman of the national law enforcement partnership to prevent gun violence. he saysright now, federal law only requires a background check if you buy a gun from a licensed dealer almost had 40% of guns are not sold through dealers. they'reprivate trans axes sold at gun shows and internet sales. >> police say the shooter at sandy hook used his mom's firearms which were brought legally. >> back at school, the conversations are swirling as parents push to prevent school violence we talked about this all day at work, gun safety, mental health, being proactive. >> and another example, chief johnson says the shooter who killed three people at a salon in wisconsin would not have been able to buy a gun if the national law was in place. hebrought it on line to avoid a background check. chief johnsonsays th
of the killing process that is sure to be long road. as students appear did not attend sandy hook elementary return to their classrooms, others are still struggling to cope. >> there were mortified. they were crying. there were upset. >> gene rosen learn about the shooting from students who escaped to his lawn after they watched their teacher protecting them. >> they said we cannot go back to the school. we cannot go back to the school because eric teacher is gone >> her friends and family will say goodbye during a wake. >> it is terrible about rebecca harriman attended a different elementary school that i don't ignore ever ready to send your child back to school after something like this happens. as much as we can get him back to normal, we have to. >> at sandy hook, no one is back to normal yesterday elementary school is closed indefinitely. workers at a nearby school are preparing to temporarily welcome the sandy hook students but they will be without their principal who died a hero trying to stop the gunmen. her daughter six comfort in a letter her mother went through her. >> "remember
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. how the victims of hurricane sandy will benefit from this game. >>> thanks for joining on this monday morning. progress to report in washington on avoiding the year end fiscal cliff. the president met face-to-face at the white house with speaker john by aner and they didn't say anything -- boehner and they didn't say anything about it afterwards. >> reporter: president obama is back on the road today pedaling the plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. in washington republicans and democrats remain far from a deal. but sunday, a small sign of hope. mr. obama and house speaker boehner meeting face-to-face for the first time in nearly a month. >> any time you got two guystangoing you have a chance to get it done rouse a source says i would be encouraged not greatly but a little becauserepublicans may be ready to compromise. >> there is a growing group of folks looking at this and realizes that we don't -- realizing we don't have a lot of cards. >> reporter: some gop law makers are open to raising revenue especially holding the top rate below 36.9% and they are moving closer to entitlements with
fema is not that generous when it comes to aid for victims of superstore sandy. >> maryland woke up to this headline -- u.s. denies aid to more storm victims. this is the picture of the face of maryland during the storm. >> barbara mikulski spoke earlier at the senate appropriations subcommittee on hurricane sandy disk -- expressing her disbelief they denied the request for individual assistance for rep -- residents of the lower eastern shore and western maryland affected by the storm. she and other elected officials are pressing fema to reverse course. the state has 30 days to file an appeal. the directors seemed open to giving another look. >> sometimes i struggle with when we say now. it is never easy. it does not mean we are not going to work with the governor and mean it -- see what we can do. >> they will still provide funding to the state that can be used to prepare public structures such as roads and buildings because of the disaster declaration in november. in the wake of superstars sandy, the national hurricane center is expanding its definition of a hurricane in response
-old girl in southeast baltimore is collecting toys for children who lost theirs in superstorm sandy. . . sadira mmrjafary.. who's now being called sadie donntion drive about two weeks agg afterrshe saw a storyy behind by sandy. she told her mother let's give the event page. sadie asked for - people reeponded. (sadie) "i want tte children to be happy too. like, ttey can ave theii oys so they can play with them.. cause they don't hhve any toys anymor" anymore." so far, sadie pas collected nearry 3 p-thousand dollars worth of if you want to donate stop by the target in white marsh this saturday from 1- to-4pm foo ssdie's stuff-the-truck event. aal donations will be sent to st. ary's by theesea parish in point pleasant, new jersey. 3 p3 3 an arrest in the subway murder..... what we're learning about the suspect.... and the response from passengers who filmed the attack iistead of helping. cheryl shepherd "kasandra stay with me. the ambullnce is on the way. you hear me? me? 3 fraatii moments after a kknsas ityychiefssplayer shot and killld his gi
to honor the victims. >> something to help out. >> students go back to class. but not sandy hook. police have locked down the school while the investigation continues. the district is preparing a middle school in a neighboring town. >> whenever we can do to have that way, we want to do now. >> today marks another round of the grief as families continue to bury their loved ones. what does anybody say? >> the shooter had visited multiple gun ranges ahead of the massacre. they say he won with his mother, legal owner of the guns. police obtained a broken computer found in his home. >> we will do everything it takes to ensure we uncover every bit of evidence. >> so this community comes together and waits for answers. >> the talon comes together like this is amazing. i'm proud to say that i am from here. >> open their loss will not be in vain. the school can be ready for sandy hook residents in about the day. it is not clear when those students will return to class. danielle leigh, wbal-tv 11 news. >> baltimore county school superintendent talked with many administrators are thinking about. >>
-- >> it was -- it was as high as i've ever seen it. >> more than a month than superstorm sandy devoured part of if east coast parts of maryland are still struggling to recover. >> maryland has less than 30 days to file a repeal with fema after its refusal to help those affected by superstorm sandy. they say they are open to give parts of maryland a closer look but kisses of oceancy they -- citizens they say don't need it. the toughest loss -- >> we did loss part of the fishing pier on the ocean front which is big news. everyone relates to the pier. just the eastern portion of the pier. we did loss that but that has been contracted to be rebuilt. >> the pier should be back up before next summer. the mayor tells us there is no lingering problems that the fema is dealing with. they are working on beach maintenance and replenishment. >> tonight's medical alert. a new study out of john hopkins shows that fasting might be key for epilepsy patients. researchers tell us that children with seizures that are treated with a high-fat low carb diet may get an added benefit from fasting. the results suggest that combined
an update on the hurricane sandy relief bill making its way through congress. "washington journal" is next. >> nobody will get 100% of what they want. let's make sure middle-class families and the american economy and the world economy are not adversely impacted because people cannot do their jobs. host: the headline in this morning's "washington post" -- president obama and senate leaders were on the verge of an agreement that would let taxes rise on the wealthiest households while protecting the vast majority of americans from tax hikes set to hit in january. welcome to the saturday edition of "and the washington journal." for the first 45 minutes of the program we are going to be talking about senate negotiating a fiscal clifts deal, what has been going on on that half of the capital. see what they are talking about and how things are going. we want to get your input and your part of the conversation. you can reach out to us on twitter. facebook, facebook.com/cspan. and you can send us an e-mail. this is more from the article, the lead story in "the washington post." they ride, the deve
to normal. some schools other than sandy hook reopened for the first time since the shooting. buses carrying children drove on to school grounds. the buses had green and white ribbons on the front. sandy hook's colors. but police kept one elementary school closed as a precaution after they received threats. >> i will always be worried. but now it's very, very bad. >> reporter: children at sandy hook have not yet returned to school. when they do it will be at a school in the nearby town of monroe. in newtown, connecticut, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> and for the first time since the shooting the nra releases a statement. the group says its members are shocked, saddened and heartbroken. a news conference is scheduled for friday. >>> family members say the gunman, adam lanza, had battled mental health problems for most of his life. what can we do stop these mass killings? well, wjz has live complete coverage with adam may with more on calls to improve health care. >> reporter: experts say if we do not do more to improve access to mental health care, another school massacre is virtu
funerals for victim's of last friday's mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school. 6-year-olds noah pozner and jack pinto were laid to rest. >> you shouldn't be at a 6-year-olds funeral. this is a devastating event. it's heartbreaking. it just keeps gets more heartbreaking. >> pozner was remembered as a kind and caring boy. his twin sister survived the shooting in another classroom. at pinto's funeral friends wore sports gear in honor of the boy who loved wrestling, football and the giants. he was buried in a giants jersey. >> the people who spoke, there were stories about jack being in heaven tossing footballs at the angels and nothing halos off their head. >> the sandy hook elementary school will remain closed as police continue their investigation and may not reopen. classes will resume in other schools near by. >> on monday many families brought their children to this recreation center for a day of fun. meanwhile police have been learning more about how the killer, 20-year-old adam lanza, went about his killing spree. they might never learn why. >> newtown school officials have
by moonlight and each by star light and air glow. >> by moonlight, hurricane sandy. and the potential is just being scratched. >> our weather forecasters now, by look at this new imagery are saying i can do the same kind of things at night. and that enables a whole new class of things being done. >> reporter: a lot more is being tracked by this new generation of satellites. >> we can monitor forest fires. monitor smoke plumes from those fires. and also, data is used to monitor snow packs. sea ice. >> reporter: and it does it globally. the bright spots in australia are wildfires. now from space, the impacts of people are written in light across countries and cont nents. things unseen from this vantage point in sunlight. a lot of illumination for a black marble. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the new satellite is in a polar orbit and is able to scan the entire planet in just 12 passes. >>> well, can wall street start the week off on the right foodfoot? -- foot? [ stock bells ringing ] all the markets did finish in positive territory
day. but for those who attend sandy hook elementary they are not going to class just yet. hundreds of teachers and staff spent yesterday meet with national experts on children and bereavement and they had meetings with state mental health counselors newtown public schools will open two hours late this morning. >>> as for the sandy hook community when school reopens for those students, they will be relocated at a different building. it's still unclear when school for those kids will resume. 20 children and 6 adults from sandy hook elementary were killed on try. >> and two were killed friday will be laid to rest today. >> the family and friends will say final good-byes to 6-year- old james and 6-year-old jessica. jessica's family is dealing with the pain by talking about their pride and joy. they sat down with amy from abc news for the exclusive. >> reporter: richard and christa say talking about their jessica brings tiny moments of comfort. >> she was a ball of fire. she ruled the roost. she. >> a little crest o we called her. -- ceo we called her she was the boss. >> reporter: when
what happened in sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. unspeakable grief. today more families will say bye to loved ones killed in the shooting massacre in connecticut. in all 20 children at the elementary school died in that tragedy. renee marsh has more from newtown this morning. renee. >> reporter: 6-year-old charlotte bacon loved dresses and she loved school. jessica rekos loved horses and there's a -- they are the next two young victims who will be buried. the morning continues in newtown keck cut today two more little victims will be laid to rest. on monday mourners said a final good-bye to 6-year-old jack pinto. >> it was very sad. very sad. the family took it as hard as any parent would take it losing their first grader. >> reporter: and a large crowd showed up to say good-bye to 6- year-old noah pozner. >> i started to cry. i just -- it was very close to home. >> reporter: students in the area head back to school tuesday except for sandy hook elementary students. monday supplies and equipment were moved to a school in a neighboring town where sandy hook students will
the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >>> the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school has some lawmakers push fog tighter gun control official in our state are calling for change. >> reporter: it's going to be a busy day for malls and stores around the area. i am linda so live at the mall in columbia. some of the benefits of waiting until the last-minute before holiday shopping. >> the rains take down the defending superbowl champs ending the 3-game losing streak. we will tell you why it's such big news for the guys in purple and black. exciting news on this monday morning. happy christmas eve. thanks for joining us i am megan pringle. charley has the day off and hopefully he is sleeping in because it's good sleep in weather. here's meteorologist lynette charles to tell you what to expect for today. >> you need that extra blanket on the bed. you are waking up this morning and going shopping i know a lot of you procrastinators but bundle up as you head out. look at temperatures in hereford at 31. very dry air in place. dew points in the mid to low 20s this morning. 31 r
the latest developments. sandy hook elementary school remains closed today, but newtown's other schools are reopening this morning for the first time since the shooting. >> as for the investigation, police hoped adam lanza's computer would provide some clues about a motive, but they say it has been badly damaged and so far those efforts have been unsuccessful. we're also learning that lanza had been assigned a psychologist when he was a student at newtown high school. we'll have much more on all of these developments coming up. >>> we want to begin with the news we just received this morning. nbc's richard engel and his team were freed from captors in syria where they were held for five days. richard joins us now from turkey along with his photographer and producer. gentlemen, may i be the first to say it is so good to see your faces. richard, can you take us through and tell us what happened? >> yes, and it is good to be here. i'm very happy that we're able to do this live shot this morning. we were driving in syria about five days ago in what we thought was a rebel controlled area. we
and six adults gunned down at sandy hook elementary school on friday. >> we ask god to grant those lost a special place in paradise, and we ask their families to be granted the strength to endure the unendurable. >> reporter: as people here in newtown gravy, investigators say they have the best of the best working to gather evidence so they can determine a motive for friday's shooting. >> we have to have the whole picture before we can say hopefully how and c this occurred. that's not going to come very quickly. >> reporter: police say the gunman, adam lanza, shot his mother in the head as she laid in bed, then drove to the school. investigators say the 20-year- old had hundreds of unused bullets on him and used a high- powered rifle to it shoot all the victims in one hallway and two classrooms. >> to pick on six and seven- year-olds is just -- it's beyond horrific. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news the massacre may have gone on longer but lanza shot himself in the head when he heard police coming. for the families of the victims, one of the hardest parts is yet to come. funeral servic
to the scene at the sandy hook elementary school and what they saw were terrifying and disturbing. >> the help the connecticut police union is giving those for those officers needing time off due to the trama from the tragedy. >>> also ahead, they captivate audience was their dribbling and all of their magic on the court. we will tell you about catching the legendary harlem globetrotters coming up. with my keurig vue brewer, i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? inside the brewer, there's this train that makes coffee stronger, bigger, and hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew what you love with the keurig vue. >>> connecticut police union right now is fighting for help. >> first responders at the sandy hook elementary school shooting could have long lasting trauma from what they saw inside. we have more on story. >> reporter: one can imagine the terror felt by first responders as they ran into sandy hook elementary on december 14th. and the carnage they saw even more disturbing. >> i think they are very resilient and they are doing the best they can. >> re
this newtown return to class as funerals continue for those killed in the sandy massacre. >> here's what people are talking about. classes resumed today for most students in newtown connecticut for the first time since friday's massacre. all schools reopened except for sandy hook elementary. complete coverage begins with randall pinkston reporting for wjz. >>> a bus carrying students drove up to the high school in newtown connecticut as a grief stricken town to tried to get back to some sort of routine. the bus had a ribbon on it. police were on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly. >> i wouldn't send my children to school if i had the choice rite right now. i wouldn't. >> i think it's important that the children do go back to school. >> all schools except sandy hook elementary are open. the scene of the massacre will remain closed for months. when those children go back they will attend a school in a nearby town. people lit candles to remember the lives cut short. they paid their respects at the memorial set up for the 26 victims. >> the grieving process continues here in newtown. the fam
in newtown, school is back in session for everyone but the children at sandy hook elementary. at funerals resume in the morning. back-to-back funerals were held for two fifth graders. memorial services and wakes were held for some of the adult victims who died trying to save their students. >> whenever actions led -- i am sure they are the ones responsible. >> sandy hook elementary is still closed. furniture and equipment has been moved to a nearby facility in monroe. --did before the attacka law enforcement says they have found no items that could shed light on the horrific attack. authorities say lanza his mother at their home and took her car and some of her guns to the school, where he broke in and opened fire. after all the carnage, he shot himself. from the unconscionable act, the nation's conscience has awakened with regard to how violence and mental health problems can impact person. the national rifle association broke its silence -- the nra says its members are shocked and saddened and heartbroken by the murders in newtown and they are "prepared to offer meaningful contributions
's obituary said he died december 14th 2012 in sandy hook elementary in the company of his many friends. >> officials say the scene of the massacre and gunman, adam lanza's home are still active crime scenes. . >> hundreds of workers are prepping the unused building to open so that school can resume we're working to try to be respectful and try to resume what normalcy we can. >> investigators are still serging for clues to what motivated lanza to first kill his mother in her home before going on a rampage in the school we did seize significant evidence at the residence. >> the school massacre has reignited the debate about gun control and gun rights. duringa memorial service sunday night, president obama vowed to help end the recent string of mass murders. >> these tragedies must end and to end them, we must change. . >> today state police revealed that there were two adult survivors of the school massacre. they were both shot many the lower body. reportinglive,tv with abc2 news. >> most of us have been crying since we heard the news on e friday and today was very tough to send
's a holiday effort to help victims of superstorm sandy. i'm tim williams with more from towson coming up. >> i'm meteorologist bernadette woods. the mild air is going to continue, but so does the chance for some rain. we'll have your first warning forecast coming up when eyewitness news returns. >> complete coverage continues with adam may and meteorologist bernadette woods and sports with stan saunders. it's wjz, maryland's news station. ♪ jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the -- ♪ ♪ oh, what fun it is to ride... ♪ get in the holiday spirit with dunkin's peppermint mocha new white chocolate, or gingerbread flavors today. america runs on dunkin'. have you started shopping? just waiting for inspiration to strike. and there it is! done. genius. give the gift of dunkin' coffee. get two pounds for $14.99, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin'. 74 . >>> looks like pea soup out there. foggy again. 50 degrees in central maryland. bernadette woods will have the complete forecast coming up. first why police try to control pro british loyalist
tonight of that mass shooting at sandy hook elementary, can he can hehave -- definitely another somber day as parents continued to lay their children to rest. >> a church held back to back funerals for two students. other students headed back to school for the first time since friday. for sandy hookelementary students, they are going to start classes next month. it's still undecided if sandy hook elementary will ever reopen. >> in a briefing with reporter, governor martin o'malley said he's looking to introducing some gun legislation regarding accessibility of semiautomatic weapons, school safe the, and the amount of rounds in a clip. >> we have saved some lives with these measures, by some measures, bus loads of lives from those we have spared from a violent death but clearly there's more than -- that we can do. >> there are currently 45 different types of assault weapons legal in our state. >> talk of renewing an assault rifle ban has fuel third degree sale of such weapons. we wentto the owner of pass dean that pawn and guns and he said the company that produces bushmast master
it to pay tributes to the victims of the sandy hook elementary shewelling. -- shooting. >>> family and friends said final good-byes to victims of the sandy hook shooting. the last funeral took place this weekend and the pain is fresh in everyone's mind and it will be that way for a long time of the that's why people all over the country are keeping the victims and survivors in their thoughts and prayers especially over the holiday season. for example in gaithersburg families there are making snowflake decorations for newtown for the community there. they said they wanted to help make newtown beautiful again. and turn it into a winter wonderland instead of a place filled with so much pain. >>> one man is using another form of art to honor those victims from the sandy hook elementary school shooting. a musician in newtown connecticut is paying tribute to those who were killed with a song. he says he woke up with a tune in his head and he took it as a sign to honor their memory. [ music ] ♪ the song came by a pure accident. tragedy happened on friday, and by sunday night, like late
of superstorm sandy. >> fema has given a thunderstorms down to individual assistance here. lowell mesler joins us with more. >> this announcement by fema and the obama administration is receiving shock by all elected officials in maryland. earlier today on capitol hill senators pleaded once again with the fema director for help. >> come down from national geographic to take pictures how clean we are. they want to hear the songs. right now we're singing the blues and we're singing them loud and clear and we're singing them here. >> the senator speaks wednesday at a sub committee on hurricane sandy on capitol hill expressing sadness and disbelief that fema denied the state's request for individual assistance for the residents on the shore affected by superstorm sandy. another senator pointed out that the state was spared from the scene that happened to the north locations still received 30 inches of snow and some counties were destroyed by flooding. >> you are suffering as any part or any community of this storm with homes that are not hasn'table. >> they have pledged to appeal the denial democr
the final jobs report for 2012. they are expecting the numbers to be weak due to sandy. and we have more live from washington with the details. and what are the experts seeing that are the signs. >> you know, charley, if the report is weak, it is mother nature that will be partly the blame. you remember sandy that hit that happened at the end of october. and (technical difficulties with audio) >> it looks like we're having a technical problem with the live shot there. we apologize. we'll figure out what the problem is and bring you that report in a bit. parents from a school in baltimore are asking why a man who was charged now with raping a 15-year-old girl was allowed to be alone with the children in the first place. that suspect was a temporary contractor. and now parents say that he met and counseled students there. >> they don't know what he was. he was allowed complete access to children. >> , they meet with officials. no cameras were allowed inside but the parents we spoke with say they want answers on this. they want answers on why he was allowed to be in the school in the firs
sandy hook reopened for the first time since the shooting. buses carrying children drove on to school grounds. the buses had green and white ribbons on the front. sandy hook scholars. but police kept one elementary school closed as a caution after they received threats. >> we will always be worried. >> reporter: children at sandy hook have not yet returned to school. when they do it will be at a school to the nearby town of monroe. in newtown, connecticut, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> investigators say the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza, had fired guns at shooting ranges during the past several years, but there was no evidence he did so recently as practice for the rampage. >>> well, of course everyone is asking what can we do to stop these mass killings. wjz's complete coverage continues. adam may with more on the calls to improve mental health care. adam. >> today's experts in that field say if we do not do more to improve mental health care in this country another school massacre is pretty much guaranteed. it's been widely reported school shooter adam lanza suffered so
schools reopened for the first time. the buses had green and white ribbons on the front. sandy hook's colors. police kept one school closed after they received threats. >> i'll always be worried but now it's very bad. >> children at sandy hook have not returned to school. they will be at a school at the nearby town of monroe. >> one high school student says the mood was somber and there will be no christmas joy at his school this year. >>> we have breaking news from tulsa, oklahoma where there are shots fired near a school. this is helicopter video just into wjz. you can see police in that area surrounding celia clinton elementary school. they are searching for a possible suspect. the school is currently on lock down. we'll bring you more information as it becomes available. >>> people on both sides of the gun control issue are admitting in the wake of the new town tragedy. time for new attitudes about america's gun laws. denise is in the news room. >> several die hard pro gun senators are shifting their positions saying they can no longer bring them to gun safety policies. family m
under investigation. >>> hurricane sandy slammed into chrisfield, maryland, causing extensive damage. the state asked for help from fema. but the agency and the white house denied the request because not enough damage was done. >> reporter: when sandy flooded chrisfield, saving lives came first. >> is there water inside of your residence right now? >> yes, ma'am. >> i want to you try to stay calm. >> i have my grandson with me. >> reporter: taking stock of the damage came next. sitting just above the bay, many in the town took a big hit. >> my building took a big beating. worst i've seen. >> clearly chris field took it the hardest. a lot of people have been swamped out of their homes. >> reporter: after seeing the damage, the governor asked for federal disaster relief. money for repairing infrastructure was aproved, but now, federal help won'ting coming to homeowners and businesses because not enough damage was done. fema director craig fugate said at this point, it does not support a presidential disaster declaration because it does is not ba
annual killed 26 students and students at sandy hook elementary school. sandy hook students will return to another school on january 3rd as the community continues to grief and say good-bye. >>> dozens of maryland students spent the day making paper snow flakes to be sent to the shooting victims in connecticut. -on henrehan is live. >> reporter: some of the snow flakes were being made by children so young their parents have shielded them from the details of the mass murder. but those families, too, wanted to send a message. on a cold and blustery saturday, dozens of local families mate a trip to the store called green genes. on this trip, they were not coming for the clothing and gently used shoes for sale but came to make paper snow flakes. these deck racials will be sent to the children who survived the massacre at sandy hook elementary. the sandy hook elementary survivors will resume at another school next year. >> we wanted to make that beautiful for them and take their mind off what happened and bright en their day. there is going to be a winter wonderland and hopefully they'll get
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weeks since the shooting happened at sandy hook elementary school. and in that killed 20 young children and six duments. a candlelight vigil was held all day long in newtown. 26 candles were lit monday at midnight. volunteers spent three hours in shifts making sure those candles stayed lit and remained burning. many people are now turning to their faith to help get them through this difficult time. >> as we feel our hearts are broken in 26 little pieces, but it's the birth of jesus and we find strength in that, and so we're mourning, but we're also thinking of god at this time, that he'll give us the strength of his son. >> police officers from neighbors communities filled in in newtown for police there so those men and women could have the holiday off. >>> people all over the nation kement the survivors and the victims of the sandy hook shooting in their minds, the youngest victims of the school shooting are being remembered in the nation's capital. 20 child-like angels adoshed the altar inside the children's chapel at the washington national cathedral. this happened on christmas day.
a clear picture as to what happened here. >> sandy hook elementary would remain a crime scene. for archer was pulled out. it is not clear when the school will be used. >> investigators are gathering what they call cigna to get evidence. it will not discuss what has been seized the gunman's home computer may not reveal much. it was smashed and torn apart. >> it is great to take some time to do that. >> it will take some time to interview the more than 100 witnesses including at some point the children who survived the attack. >> is a very tender issue. and i can tell you that any interviews with any children will be done with professionals, with parents, and with investigators. >> one that can only come after the heart wrenching process for these kids in this community. when say one final goodbye. it is an emotional struggle they will be forced to renew and repeat 26 times here. >> schools across the country are taking extra time to make sure everyone feels secure on school grounds after the incident. that includes schools in baltimore city. lisa robinson joins us from north baltimore with
out. >> students go back to class. but not sandy hook. police have locked down the school while the investigation continues. the district is preparing a middle school in a neighboring town. >> whatever we can do to head that way, we want to do now. >> today marks another round of grief, as families continue to bury their loved ones. the will be a viewing for the teacher who died shielding her students. >> what does anybody say? it is extremely difficult. >> the shooter had visited multiple gun ranges ahead of the massacre. they say he went with his mother, the legal owner of the guns. police obtained a broken computer found in his home. determine the motive may still be tedious. >> we will do everything it takes to ensure we uncover every bit of evidence. >> so this community comes together and waits for answers. >> that the town comes together like this is amazing. i'm proud to say that i am from here. >> hoping their loss will not be in vain. the school can be ready for sandy hook residents in about a day. it is not clear when those students will return to class. danielle leig
of -- a wake will be held for one of the sandy hook teachers. we have the latest. >> reporter: newtown is perforring a grim task. parents are -- performing a grim task. parents are doing what they shouldn't noah pozner was eulogized as a boy who liked animals video games and mexican food. an onlooker collapsed. inside the funeral his mother moved everyone to tears with the stories. >> she told them i love you. >> reporter: another funeral for jack pinto also 6. >> it was sad. just sad heavy hearted. >> reporter: jack loved the new york giants and his favorite player victor cruz wore his name on the cleats during sunday's game. >> to have my jersey and to be his favorite flare and -- player so much they want to bury him with it it was unreal and i said i was honored. >> reporter: there's so many pain for all close to a friday's shooting. connecticut governor malloy wiped away tears recalling the moment he informed parents their children died. and now he will attend so many funerals. >> you see little coughins and -- coffins and your heart has toic a. >> reporter: new information about t
of sandy hook to scam people out of their money. it's disgusting but it's happening. we will fill you in on the trap. >> so we have snow back towards the west and wet weather to the south. i will tell you if this moves in our direction coming up. >> reporter: lynette, no delays getting to bwi airport. 95 nice and clear south of 195. but we are dealing with accidents. i will have the details coming up on good morning maryland. >> this is a live picture of new york city times square let's head up there for today's tech bites. >> reporter: in today's tech bites google may challenge a apple and samsung they are working with motorola on a smartphone. after that they will start working on a google camera. iphone now has 53% of the u.s. smart phone market and that same 12 week period before thanksgiving samsung had 32 -- 42% you this they lead by a wide margin in europe. there are two places to track santa's trip one is norad the military command center tracking st. nick for years and that's norad santa.org and joanna stern says the other site is google. >> google has a google.com/santa trac
economy at a diesel plant. >> why is superstar sandy plain such a role in the jobs report? >> 24 states were affected one way or the other. businesses had to shut down. between the fiscal cliff and senate come when my has seen it up to 200,000 jobs added. instead we're looking at something more like 100,000 we think. not very good. >> tara mergener, thank you. you can apply for official federal assistance immediately. the deadline is this month for some workers. for more affirmation, call 288- 9050. >> 33 degrees at the airport. after some criticism, could apple be in sourcing its next big project? >> will you be putting fewer gifts under the christmas tree this year? >> a day that still lives in infamy. the anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor. >> scattered showers today. >> more and more motorists >> more and more motorists getting out on the area roads ♪ oh, what fun it is to ride... ♪ get in the holiday spirit with dunkin's peppermint mocha, new white chocolate, or gingerbread flavors today. america runs on dunkin'. >> we take a look outside. clatter skies. 42 degrees downt
less than a quarter inch of rain over the last few weeks. not much rain around here since sandy blew through. most of november was quite dry. our total for the month, just a trace. we're at almost pvents 6 of an inch. the yearly total is almost five inches below normal for the year. high temperatures today occurred just before 1:00. between midnight and 1:00 we were on the warm side of that front and the 51 degree low is the current temperature for the day. it is getting chillier. temperatures are down into the low and mid 40's. low 50's and you can kind of see the cold area coming in. 30's in oakland. 35 downtown. clear skies, northwest wind at 5 miles per hour and the sun went down a few minutes ago. 50's around here right now and it gets chillier as you head into cleveland. that is where the air is coming from. the core of the cold will pass far to our north as high pressure moves on by and on friday, the next warm front will actually be coming our way. this warm front is significant. look at the temperatures 68 in denver right now. it is going to be chilly for a couple of days, i
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